TV host and deputy to the 12th National People’s Congress has called for
Regulation of reality shows that have dominated Chinese TV in recent
years, triggering a heated discussion online.
Reality shows have enriched TV schedules and satisfied audiences, Cao
admitted, but he questioned the seemingly limitless number of them. Last
year nearly 200 were broadcast. This year the number may double,
according to Cao.
Some Internet users are supportive of Cao’s proposal, with one saying:
"It’s really a bad experience for me to find reality shows bombarding a
television channel. I feel bored if I cannot find any innovative and
interesting TV productions."